BCF supplies equine scientific equipment to the Olympics

The London 2012 Olympic Games brought in business to a diverse assortment of workers and companies in the UK – including those supporting medical and scientific sales jobs, with suppliers needed not just to cater for the health of the human athletes, but for the equine ones as well.

Imaging specialists BCF Technology were engaged to supply scientific equipment to the purpose-built veterinary clinic in Greenwich that had responsibility for the horses competing in the dressage and eventing competitions.

Among the equipment that BCF provided for the centre were two GE ultrasound machines. Veterinarians from all of the national teams competing were able to use state-of-the-art Logiq-e and Vivid-I devices to make fast and precise decisions and diagnoses on any of the horses that started to experience trouble. The equipment proved particularly effective in assessing common tendon and ligament injuries.

BCF Technology’s Nigel Perry said their supplying of the equipment to the Olympics had been mutually invaluable and been very gratifying to see at work. He explained, “It has been very satisfying to see the equipment help vets from all around the world.”

The devices have long been used by equine vets taking care of horses that have been competing in cross-country races, where musculoskeletal systems can suffer high degrees of trauma.


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